Friday, November 18, 2011

Thought for the day

"How can you tell if you are growing in grace?

6 You pray.

Ephesians 6:18 "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"

Prayer and supplication is really how you get things done. There are times when prayer is the only way you can accomplish the task at hand. Prayer is where you talk to God and where you hear from God.

You pray because you recognize that there are some things that are beyond you. (Imagine that) Some things must be accomplished by prayer.
  • Prayer is cool.
  • Prayer is where you are empowered.
  • Prayer is where you are changed.
  • Prayer is where you are renewed.
  • Prayer is where you meet God.
When you are growing in grace, you are growing in your prayer life. You used to spend two minutes praying, now you spend five minutes praying and next month you moight spend ten minutes praying. Mother Theresa prayed five hours a day. John Knox prayed five hours a day. Praying is such a joy. Your heavenly Father is pleased when you pray in faith, believing.

How can you tell if you are growing in grace?  you pray."

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010

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